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O Say Come and See Cape Girardeau

We've decorated in red, white and blue, and we've got the fireworks ready. It's almost the Fourth of July! Cape Girardeau's roots go back to the very beginning of our country. In fact, a Revolutionary War soldier is buried within the city's limits. Uriah Brock, a fifer in the Battle of Monmouth, Siege of '96 and various other battles, rests in Old Lorimier Cemetery. If you're looking for a patriotic way to celebrate the United States' hard fight for freedom, spend Independence Day in Cape Girardeau. Here are a few things we have going on: F... Read More

How to Enjoy Summertime in Cape Girardeau

It's sunny and hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk, but you're perfectly cool sitting on the edge of a vortex pool at the water park, toes dangling in the cool water. Kids laugh around you - your daughter and a friend she just met at the lazy river. After you leave here, you'll stop for ice cream. Or have a picnic in a local park. Or maybe skip rocks on the Mississippi River.  With so many options for summer fun, it's a little difficult to decide how to spend a day in Cape. But here are some ideas: Soak up sun When the kids get out... Read More

Summer Dining in Cape Girardeau

Whether your idea of summer dining is cocktails with friends on an open patio or the crunch of fresh veggies in a crisp seasonal salad, Cape Girardeau has exactly what you're looking for - from quaint eateries to local organic produce.  Alfresco dining Many of Cape Girardeau's restaurants provide patios where you can soak up some sun and enjoy a breeze while dining on anything from pasta to sweet treats. It's the perfect setting to indulge in some people-watching too. You may even see a local celebrity.  Cape Girardeau's restaurant... Read More

Cape's Finest Art

Between our melt-in-your-mouth barbecue and downtown’s antiquing paradise, a major Cape Girardeau bragging point gets overlooked – art.   We may not have the Mona Lisa on display, but an entire campus is dedicated to Southeast Missouri State’s fine arts programs. And a trip down Broadway is practically a sculpture exhibition.   Where to start A fine arts campus wouldn’t be worth its salt without an art gallery. Southeast’s is located at the Crisp Museum on the River Campus. Exhibits frequen... Read More
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